Robert E. O’Neill (Fordham University, New York University School of Law) is nominated to be the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida. He would replace Bush appointee A. Brian Albritton who has served as a U.S. Attorney since October 2008.
- Born in the Bronx in 1957.
- Has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the district since 1993. From 1999 to 2001, served as chief of the special prosecutions section and public corruption section. Concurrently served as anti-terrorism coordinator since 2001 and chief of the criminal division from 2002 to 2007. Also served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney from 2001 to 2002 and in 2007, and was interim U.S. Attorney from 2007 to 2008.
- Worked at Justice Department headquarters in Washington, D.C., as Deputy Chief in Charge of Litigation in the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section in the Criminal Division from 1998 to 1999.
- Was Associate Independent Counsel in the now-defunct Office of the U.S. Independent Counsel in the Washington, D.C., metro area from 1992 to 1993 and in 1997.
- Worked as a trial attorney at Kramer, Dillof, Tessel, Duffy & Moore (now Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore) in New York, N.Y., from 1990 to 1992.
- Was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida from 1986 to 1990.
- Served as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan district attorney’s office from 1982 to 1986.
- Has tried approximately 75 cases to verdict, serving as sole counsel in approximately 70 cases, lead counsel in four cases, and associate counsel one case.
Click here for his full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.
UPDATE: On his Senate Judiciary financial disclosure O’Neill reported assets valued at $3.5 million, mostly from real estate and his personal interest in Dublin Pubs, Inc., and $545,400 in liabilities, mostly from a mortgage, for a net worth of $3 million.
On his Office of Government Ethics financial disclosure O’Neill reported his income from Dublin Pubs, Inc., (his 39 percent interest in a restaurant) as $76,690 in 2009 and the first few months of 2010. His salary from St. Petersburg College was $6,282 and his instructor’s compensation from Undercover Cop Training LLC police training was $1,774.